How to Sync My Google Contacts with My Phone

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Google's free email application, Gmail, includes a contact organizing feature that allows you to save contact information and access it from any Internet-connected device. If you have a smartphone that has data access you can sync your contacts between the phone and Google Contacts so that the contacts you have in your pocket are the same ones you're using when you send email through Gmail. Blackberry phones have an application that can be downloaded to sync with Google. Windows Phones and iPhones can sync to a Google server with the built-in software. Android phones automatically sync with Google Contacts.

BlackBerry

  • Open the Web browser on your BlackBerry device. Browse to m.google.com/sync and download the Google Sync application. Wait for the download to complete and install on your phone.

  • Open Google Sync from the home screen. Enter your Google Account user name and password.

  • Choose the information that you want to sync between Google and your Blackberry. Overwriting means that the information in one of the locations will be deleted in favor of the other. For example, if Google overwrites your BlackBerry, the contacts on your phone will be deleted and the Google contacts will replace them.

Windows Phone

  • Select the ActiveSync icon on the home screen. Click the "set up your device to sync with it" link.

  • Type m.google.com into the Server Address field. Check the box indicating the need for a secure SSL connection. Click "Next."

  • Enter your Google Account user name and password. Do not enter anything in the Domain box. Check Save Password and then click "Next."

  • Check Contacts and any other items that you want to sync from the list, such as Calendar, E-mail or Tasks. Click "Finish" and then "Sync."

iPhone

  • Choose Settings from the application launcher. Tap Mail, Contacts, Calendars, and then Add Account.

  • Click Microsoft Exchange, and then enter your full Google Account email and password. Don't enter anything in the Domain space. Tap "Next."

  • Type m.google.com for the server, and leave the Domain field blank again. Tap "Next." Tap the "ON" button next to Contacts and any other items you want to sync, like Mail or Calendars. Choose whether you want to keep the contacts already on your phone or delete them.

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